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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For the latest information on coronavirus, including common questions and advice for travellers, visit the NHS website.

To learn about the government response, visit GOV.UK.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service to check if you need medical help.

For the latest news on coronavirus in Kent, visit the Kent County Council website.   

See the World Health Organization's Myth Busters advice for the public.

We have also published additional workplace advice on our Environmental Health pages 

Public Health England advice

Longer, happier and healthier lives

We all want to live longer, happier and healthier lives and promoting the health and wellbeing of our residents is an important part of what we do.  

Many factors combine to affect the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities, not just the use of health care services. This includes individual circumstances and the local environment such as where we live, inherited characteristics, income, education, life experiences, behaviours and choices, and our relationships with family and friends. These factors are often referred to as the "wider determinants of health".   

We are in a good position to influence many of these factors not just through our core services but also our wider leadership role supporting communities and influencing other organisations. Through our work, we want to create a more vibrant and healthy place for people to live and work.  

There are many ways to stay healthy and active in the Dover district. For example, did you know that we look after more than 200 parks, open spaces, play areas, allotments, commons and woodlands? Please see our  Leisure & Tourism pages for further information on how you can get active in the district.  

Take control of your health


It's never too late to take control of your health. 

Take the  'How are you' online health quiz to find out how you are doing. 


For further information and advice, please see the Health and Wellbeing pages below. 

Health and Wellbeing Pages

Living well »

Making small changes now can improve your health right away.

Ageing well »

Continue living active, independent and fulfilled lives.  

Staying well this winter »

Top tips for a heathy winter.

Children and young people »

How children and young people can be happier, healthier, safer, more fulfilled and ready for adult life.

Transforming health and social care in Kent and Medway »

Find out about plans to improve health and social care in Kent & Medway. 

How the NHS works » 

How the structure of the NHS in England was reorganised following the Health and Social Care Act

Care and Support Jargon Buster »

A plain English guide to the most commonly used words and phrases in health and social care (external link)

Leisure and Tourism »

How you can get active in the Dover district

Environmental Health »

Our Environmental Health team deal with a wide range of environmental issues including air quality, food safety and health and safety at work. 



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